Whatever your interests and skills, A.F. Blakemore & Son has a role for you, whether it be driving and delivering goods to SPAR stores, problem solving in customer services, working with computer programmes in IT, or number crunching in accounts.
A.F. Blakemore&Son is a family owned retail, wholesale and distribution business headquartered in Willenhall and services more than 1,000 SPAR stores across England and Wales.
The company also has divisions in food service, meat production, speciality foods, design and shop fitting and graphic design.
“Apprentices are vital to the long term sustainability of A.F. Blakemore”
Choosing an apprenticeship with A.F. Blakemore means earning while you learn, with access to industry experts, mentored support from colleagues, professional
courses provided by the company’s inhouse learning and development team, as well as opportunities to get involved in community volunteering.
A.F. Blakemore’s Community Affairs Officer Liz Blakemore is the key contact for apprentices across the company.
Liz said: “At A.F. Blakemore & Son we are committed to supporting young people and encouraging them into the world of work. One way in which we do this is
through our Apprenticeship Programme.
“Apprentices are vital to the long term sustainability of A.F. Blakemore and we have in place a structured and interesting programme, designed to give all apprentices a true insight into the world of work with practical hands-on experience and for the right person, a career for life.
“If I had my time again, would I choose an apprenticeship rather than a degree?
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I would go for an apprenticeship.”
Need more convincing? Hear from the company’s apprentices, past and present:
Current Warehouse & Distribution apprentice, Jennifer Davies, said: “I was keen to study as an apprentice with A.F. Blakemore because the apprenticeship seemed more varied than others available. You are able to learn loads about different sections and get a qualification at the end.”
Past apprentice, Administration Clerk Georgia Adams added: “I had heard that A.F. Blakemore was a good company to work for and I planned to start as an apprentice and work my way up into a permanent role. I was happy that the apprenticeship was not classroom-based and liked the fact I would do all my training
Past apprentice, Customer Service Provider Andrew Howell, also praised the company, saying: “I saw the apprenticeship as an opportunity to get my foot in the door at the company. I wanted a secure office job and I really appreciated the company’s good sense of community. I feel like I’m not just another number at A.F. Blakemore & Son, since during my apprenticeship I was recognised for my outstanding work at an awards ceremony in London.”
So, why not create your career with A.F. Blakemore & Son?
To apply for an apprenticeship with A.F. Blakemore you must be aged 18 or over. For more details on apprenticeships available visit www.afblakemore.com/careers/apprenticeships
A.F. Blakemore & Son
Longacres Industrial Estate,
Rose Hill, Willenhall,
West Midlands, WV13 2JP
01902 366 066
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